Jason & TOri

We met in the late 90’s and soon fell madly in love. But after marriage and walking through a few years of status quo mediocre, together, we discovered a great paradox—the beauty of any marriage is found only as you engage in the battle for the relationship. We realized early on that we were either going to fight against each other in a personal war or fight alongside one another in a spiritual battle. Stop fighting face to face and start battling back to back! We went through the former to get to the latter, and only by God’s grace have discovered that marriage and family relationships are indeed very beautiful gifts! That’s why we decided to share our journey through this website. We want to give you the ammunition you need to fight the battle with us and experience the beauty as we have. So if that’s you, then mount up, join us on the ride, and get ready to go to a brand new place in your marriage!


Raw Truths For Real Growth.

A powerful UNION
is the result of
two people going thru
the flames of death
and one new MARRIAGE
emerging from the


Join us on the journey

How Humor Can Resolve Conflict

The details about how the argument began are a bit foggy. Jason and I hadn’t been married two years because we only had our first born, Trae. He was in a stroller and we were walking through a parking lot making our way to the county fair. I’m sure I had all sorts of expectations … Continued

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The Thoughts I Think Toward You

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 It had been a long day! I was tired. I tried to get excited about our “fun” evening planned but everything felt like so much work. Jason … Continued

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Sowing & Reaping

I can’t tell you how many times I heard my dad quote this, especially during my teenage years… “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” Jason can imitate him saying it perfectly. I get tongue-tied every time I … Continued

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Beans & Cornbread

“So Pa, what is your favorite meal of all time?” I asked my 82-year-old grandfather after his retirement party, trying to get him excited for his big trip south to live near all of us. “Funny you ask Darling,” he began as he cocked his head and focused past me with a gentle smile on … Continued

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Choose To Trust

“Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.” (2 Samuel 6:16) Here we see King David’s wife Michal giving every married person a great example of … Continued

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Don’t Focus on the Futile

1 Samuel 12:21 – “And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.” Samuel the priest was giving the Israelites poignant advice that we still need to this day – “make sure you don’t turn aside from following the Lord because if … Continued

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